Saturday, January 27, 2007


Well I couldn't help it. I had so much fun on Monday drawing and painting I had to do it again today. Maybe what I was inspired to paint today will fit into next week's art journal. We'll see... :)

The reason I painted this was because of something so adorable yesterday. I was taking my girls on a walk and we came across a wishmaker (dandilion). The way my littlest blows on them is that everytime she blows she gets to make a wish. So one dandilion can possibly make about 15 wishes come true- which is quite clever if you ask me. So on our walk my little Kendyl spotted a wishmaker from her stroller and Kenzie ran to get it for her. As I am pushing Kendyl along Kenzie and I stop our conversation because Kendyl is making the cutest wishes and making us laugh. Here they are as best as I can remember...

1. I wish for a princess
2. I wish for a pretty dress
3. I wish for a castle
4. I wish for flowers
5. I wish for leaves
6. I wish for lots of grandmas and grandpas
7. I wish for Santa to bring one more present (this one isn't new. Ever prayer, everyday, even if it's at meal time she prays/wishes for this.)
8. I wish to sit on Santa's lap. This time I wont be scared.
9. I wish for a lion

... and so on. It was such a sweet little moment that I wanted to document it. I was only going to post her wishes and then I started imagining her with her wishmaker in different fun places like nestled up by a tree, on the moon, and I even imagined her really tiny sitting on a dandilion pulling out the little puffs. I'll make that one sometime. Here is her making wishes for the moon. And the moon is quite pleased. :)

I just realized something. The moon is one of my all time favorite symbols! I could use this for my Deck of Me week number 4 instead of that fish thing I made. :)


Kristen said...

It's perfect.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is amazing, Kare. I love the background and the composition of it all with the moon pushing things to the left and the swirls pushing things to the right. I don't know how else to describe it other than it's some good tension and balance. The story is incredibly sweet, and I'm glad you wrote it down. Just when you think our girls can't get cuter, Kendyl has to go and pull something like this.

Emily Falconbridge said...

that is so beautiful! the story and the picture :)

Anonymous said...

You have a very active blog... always something new. You guys have cool kids, and I guess it's pretty obvious we have to credit you and Seth for that. Great drawing, too. I like the texture.

Rachel Whetzel said...

I about cried reading your beautiful story! You have an amazing gift at painting! I love the toothfairy Deck of Me card as well! You have it, girl! Printed or not, that card is PERFECT.


Sooz said...

Awww..this is the best story and the painting is GOR-GEE-OUS! What a lovely legacy to leave your children...these stories and your beautiful art...